In a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Force, Jimoh Moshood, the Police Force had stated that it never deployed any of its officials to “besiege” the residence of the Senate President. The statement reads in part;
“The Nigeria Police Force’s attention was also drawn to the innuendos in the early hours of today that some Policemen were seen surrounding the residence of the Senate President.
The Force wishes to categorically state that there was no authorised deployment of Police personnel to besiege the residence of the Senate President or his deputy as reported in the media. .
The police personnel seen in pictures in the media were those in the convoy of the Senate President and others attached to him. .
However, the Inspector General of Police has directed a thorough investigation to ascertain the facts in the episode. The Force will not allow the end of justice to be perverted by this distraction. .
The Nigeria Police will ensure that the rule of law prevails in this matter.”
Reacting to the statement, Bukola Saraki’s wife tweeted;
@channelstv @sunrisedailynow I am absolutely flabbergasted by @PoliceNG Jimoh Moshood on TV attempting to claim that these white vehicles that blockaded the road outside our Abuja residence could possibly be “protection provided to the Wife of the Senate President” !
Firstly I have never received any vehicle from
@PoliceNG Secondly, I believe these vehicles bear a striking resemblance to cars donated by my dear brother @AlikoDangote. I hope DSP Jimoh Moshood can leave me out of this unseemly contretemps. Thank you!
It was bad enough that I was forced to endure a mass invasion of my privacy, with the mis-identification of a guest at a private family occasion, falsely, as one of the
@PoliceNG Offa Bank Robbery suspects. The Police did nothing to correct this widely circulated falsehood.